Junior School at Helena College's Darlington Campus
The Junior School journey is designed to excite young minds about the joys of education and to inspire a lifelong love of learning – today’s young students are tomorrow’s global citizens.
I am privileged to witness the wonderful tapestry of achievements, milestones and events that occur over the course of each year.
— Greg Miller, Head of Junior School
Parents and family are the child’s first educators and we build upon this initial learning by providing the best environment and experiences for individual student development.
Children have an innate desire to learn, grow and explore. We harness and foster these natural tendencies through our inquiry-based teaching and learning as well as our enviable specialist and electives programs. All our programs revolve around a sturdy commitment to literacy, numeracy and the development of positive learning habits.
At the Junior School, learning is much more than an academic pursuit: it is whole person development that balances academic, social, creative, physical and emotional needs. The children are at the forefront of all our decision-making, which centre around choosing what will best meet their individual needs. Achievements are age and developmentally appropriate and will vary for each student.
We have an outstanding teaching team who are here to make each child’s education a successful experience, a time when they are seen as unique individuals in a safe learning environment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How many classes are there at the Darlington Campus?
A: The Junior School at the Darlington Campus is single stream from Kindy to Year 3, with two classes of students in Year 4 and Year 5. Year 6 students are located at the Glen Forrest Campus.
Q: How many students in each class?
A: In Kindergarten, we have a maximum of 20 students, and up to 26 students in Pre-primary. In Years 1 to 5, there are up to 29 students in each class.
Q: What is the start and finish time for Kindy students?
A: Kindy students attend Helena for four days per week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday) from 8.40 am to 2.45 pm. This does vary slightly in the first weeks of Term 1, to allow for a gentle transition to 'big school' for our youngest students.
Q: What is the start and finish time for other Junior School students?
A: Pre-primary attend from 8.40 am to 2.50 pm, and Years 1 to 5 attend from 8.20 am to 3 pm.
Q: Why are Year 6 students located at the Senior School campus?
A: Our Year 6s follow the same curriculum as Year 6s at WA schools. Our purpose-built Year 6 precinct at the Glen Forrest Campus is designed to allow students to make an easier transition to secondary learning in Year 7, and gives them access to a greater array of facilities. Find out more.